2024 Season

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glennb
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Round One

Saturday, March 2 (GMT)
Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles
Broncos v Roosters

Thursday, March 7 (AEDT)
Knights v Raiders

Friday, March 8 (AEDT)
Warriors v Sharks
STORM V PANTHERS

Saturday, March 9 (AEDT)
Eels v Bulldogs
Titans v Dragons

Sunday, March 10 (AEDT)
Dolphins v Cowboys

* Wests Tigers bye

Friday night 8.00 against the premiers.

We never lose Round One???????

Hopefully the AFL has not started by then.
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AFL isn’t on in Melbourne that weekend
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The NRL obviously want to snap that Bellamy record once and for all.
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It really does look that way.
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Storm pre-season games
Thursday February 15
Bulldogs @ Belmore 7pm

Saturday February 24
Knights @ TBA (probably somewhere in Fiji) 1:45pm AEDT
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ANAZC day we play South Sydney Rabbitohs at home
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First five games:
Panthers home 08/03/2024
Warriors home
Knights away
Bye
Broncos home

You can lock in the broncos game is a Friday night
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sallymay wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 5:09 pm ANAZC day we play South Sydney Rabbitohs at home
So no Warriors ANZAC Day game? 🤔
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I don't think this draw has been confirmed, wasn't it a leak?
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The story in the Telegraph says the Warriors want to be ANZAC Day in Auckland this year. So there will be three games on the day. Roosters V Dragons, Warriors V Titans and Storm V Rabbits.
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So the maximum amount of 5 day breaks a team can have is 3, and we get 3. All into an away trip, so we would be travelling on the 4th day after game.

5 out of last 7 away, hopefully we can cash in on 5 out of the first 7 at home.

12 games on a Thursday or Friday night
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The telegraph of the draw for storm:
STORM

Luck of the draw: Tough to find too many positives but despite the tough month to open the season, the side will only have to once to take the Knights away in Newcastle before the luxury of taking on Brisbane coming off a long turnaround in the round 4 bye.

Will come off the bye in round 19 to face the Roosters in round 20, which could be missing Origin stars like James Tedesco and Lindsay Collins.

Banana peel: The Storm won’t face a bottom eight side from last year until round 6 when they will host the Bulldogs at home. The Bulldogs shocked Melbourne last year with an unlikely win in round 2. The first month will be a challenge against Penrith, Warriors and Knights before a bye in round four, only to take on the Broncos, the Roosters and the Rabbitohs during the second month of their 2024 campaign.

Coach Craig Bellamy also has to get the job done against every top four side from last year – Brisbane, Warriors and Penrith – twice.

Can’t-miss match: The Storm are round one specialists and have been able to maintain an unbeaten streak in the season opener since 2021. But three-time premiership winners Penrith pose one a huge threat to the Storm’s remarkable record, making the round one blockbuster must see viewing.

Byes: 4, 13, 19

Verdict: If this draw was handed to another side, it would be a poison chalice. It’s still one of the toughest draws in the NRL but Craig Bellamy has the experience to once again defy the odds.

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Does this draw not come across as completely rigged?
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Shuttlesworth99 wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:50 am Does this draw not come across as completely rigged?
I’d say it’s a case that nobody outside of Melbourne Storm cares how difficult the Melbourne Storm fixture actually is…
Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time
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Last month is a doozy

Penrith in Penrith
Home v the dolphins
Cowboys in Townsville
Broncos at Suncorp
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